Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Perfect Chair Covers

There they were, two vintage lil garden chairs.  One was perfect, the other missing a slat on the back.  We had options to repair, but I was in the mood to sew.   :~)

I stitched simple burlap to fit the chair backs, and then hand-painted "No. 5" in black.
What do you think?


1 1/2 yards of burlap........ $4.48
1 bottle of paint...........$1.83
Total cost for the project..........$6.31

Creating the perfect chair covers for 5th Place Cottage....priceless!

These chairs are located in yet another section of the patio.  More to come on this!!

Thanks so much for always taking time to drop by and read!  I am planning something special for Friday along with Giveaway #4!


Sueann said...

Love the covers with the numbers. Perfect! Can't wait to see what else you are going to come up with. So exciting!!

Anna White said...

Fantastic job Laurieanna....and super clever...I wish I was a whiz with the sewing machine..am learning though..lol x

Alaina said...

I love it, love it, how cute is that. I am so going to try the painting part.

Pineapple Villa said...

I was so happy to hear from you, thanks so much for visiting me all the way to Australia (if only it was that quick and simple). I LOVE your blog and will add as one of my favourites so i can keep up with all your fabulous projects and news. Mel xxx
p.s LOVE these covers and the chairs!

Marina of Printable Expressions said...

Oh I love them. Did you free hand and was it fabric paint that you used? I think they are awesome.

Here On Crow Creek said...

You did good girl! That look so spiffy!


Love the chair covers and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me your sweet comment!!

Anonymous said...

I think they're charming as can be! I have the similar chairs in my kitchen and am going to try to do this - I love how yours turned out. Can't wait to see the porch ~
I just love your style and enjoyed reading through all your posts - so much inspiration!
Sarah :)

Pine Tree Home said...

These are adorable and simple, which I LOVE.

Amy R. said...

I just love that look! A great idea for an imperfect chair! I want to do this to my barstools. Do you use a stencil?
Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Niiiice . . . .very NICE!

fiberdoodles said...

Love it! They look great!!

I just noticed your followers ~ 555 Now is that sweet bliss or what ;)

Patti's Artful Design said...

I think they look fabulous! And, the price is fabulous too! Just wonderful!

The Smith Hotel said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see the rest of your backyard!


Preppy Mama said...

They are perfect!! Love them!

sweetpea said...




Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Laurie Anna! And here I was ready to ask where you found the stencil or transfer and you painted it!

Unknown said...

This is a really beautiful project. Did you free-hand or use a stencil? I've seen a few projects like this and wondered where to find stencils that beautiful.
I just love your blog.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Laurie Anna,
Those turned out fabulous! great job!! I'm curious too, did you free hand or use a stencil? Either way they are perfect...:)


Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Great idea, loved how they turned out.
Thanks for sharing this.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

They look great! A perfect finishing touch.

Cottage Sunshine said...

Oh my goodness, the covers are awesome!!! I love it! You would never guess that there was a problem with the chair!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Cottage Sunshine said...

Oh my goodness, the covers are awesome!!! I love it! You would never guess that there was a problem with the chair!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Elsie said...

They look fantastic,what a great
idea. I love your ideas,you are
very talented. What kind of paint,
just fabric paint and did you use
a stencil or just free hand it.
They look great.:O)

Stacey said...

Jjust what those chairs needed. Great job!

Taylor in Tyler said...

I love this! Where did you find a stencil like that, I've been looking and haven't found anything like it.

Rosemary said...

I think they look amazing!
Great job!
One thing I don't do is sew. I can make crowns all day long, but sewing is another story.
Thanks for sharing,

Classic.....with a twist said...

So, you sew to? You are so talented and I love these!

Stacey said...

That is to cute! Super idea!~ Happy Spring and enjoy that patio.

Pamela said...

Love these!! And you will not believe me but I love the number 5 always have. When I read your earlier post about 5 being your favourite number I was dumbstruck...it is so weird to come across people who have these same interests...who would think someone else out there is into numbers?
Have a great week
Pamela xo

Faded Charm said...

Simply stunning! I have to say I couldn't stop drooling over your last post. You sure do have an eye for display. that sign is wonderful and the whole area looks fab-u-lous!!

Keep the photos coming, cause I'm hooked.

Enjoy your week.


Unknown said...

Oh, I love those! I love anything and everything burlap these days.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for becoming a follower! I will reciprocate!!! Love your blog!

gretchen said...

really nice!

raggygirlvintage said...

Ooh-la-la, those sure dress up your patio chairs, great idea!

Miles Of Style said...

great DIY...thank you for sharing.


p.s would you like to swap buttons?

Chair Covers said...

I love your chair covers :), they look soft and comfy. Plus they're gorgeous